Deputy Senate President Ekweremadu In EFCC Custody

Ike Ekweremadu, deputy senate president is at the EFCC office in Abuja. He was said to have arrived at the anti-graft agency’s office before 10am.
“He is currently at the interrogation room,” a source said. Another EFCC staff also said Mr Ekweremadu is with anti-graft detectives, but could not say when he would be released.

“We have some questions for him bordering on corruption,” the source told PT. “But we do not know yet when he would be released, we will know this by 5:00 p.m.”
Ekweremadu, the most-senior member of the opposition Peoples Democratic Party in public office, was invited for questioning last week Tuesday.
The invitation became public hours after EFCC operatives laid a siege to the top lawmaker’s home at Apo Legislative Quarters, Abuja.
He has faced multiple allegations of sharp practices in recent years, including claims that he forged Senate standing rules which led to the controversial election of principal officers in June 2015.
He has also been accused of owning multiple properties abroad, some allegedly purchased using shell firms and political associates fronting for him.
Ekweremadu strongly denied all allegations of corruption, alleging political persecution and daring anyone with evidence of sharp practices against him to come forward.
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